Posted by: Joan Pilar | 04/15/2022

New Caltrans Signs Public Meeting

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes to install lighted overhead billboards in and around the Kirkwood and Carson Pass areas and on State Routes 4, 88, and 89 in Amador, Alpine and El Dorado Counties.

Caltrans will hold a Virtual Public Meeting online from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, April 21, 2022, regarding the proposed Carson Transportation Management Systems project. For more project information, and to attend the virtual meeting and submit public comments, visit the Caltrans District 10 website at: https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-10/district-10-current-projects/10-1g020. The  link to meeting will be posted on this project page prior to meeting. 

The billboard in Hope Valley will be the only ambient light in the entire valley and the Kirkwood billboard will be at the end of the meadow.  Route 88 is a California designated scenic highway. 

Please send comments to Scott Guidi (info below) by 4/21. It’s will have the most impact if they are specific and reasoned. The draft Initial Study with maps and details and the finding that they will have no signifcant impact is available at the link above. 

C. Scott Guidi, Senior Environmental Planner
Phone: (209)479-1839
Email: scott.guidi@dot.ca.gov

Example of billboard

East Meadows Board of Directors encourages you to attend this meeting and to send comments prior to 4/21. Visibility of these signs could impact our community.

Posted by: Joan Pilar | 03/28/2022

Kirkwood Firewise Update

March 28, 2022

We are excited to share that we recently received notification that our Firewise USA ® application has been approved!!!!

Kirkwood is now a nationally recognized Firewise USA® program participant!  This is great news for everyone in Kirkwood, especially for the HOAs and entities who joined us for 2022!  Attached is the certificate and below is the link to insurance companies providing a discount to property located in a recognized Firewise Community. 

https://www.insurance.ca.gov/01-consumers/105-type/95-guides/03-res/Insurers-Currently-Offering-Discounts.cfm

What can you do next?

1) Start discussing and planning projects that will reduce fuels and wildfire hazards within your HOAs and around buildings.  Our committee members are happy to present a presentation to your board and offer project suggestions and recommendations.  (Presentation can be found here)

2) Visit our website and sign up to receive the latest information regarding upcoming seminars, community clean-up days and other important activities. https://www.kirkwoodfirewise.org/

3) Register for Kirkwood Meadows Public Utility District’s virtual Fire Safety Seminar on May 19, 2022. Learn recommendations for creating defensible space and preparing your home for a wildfire. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KxeetHZdTvWXnx_QXBXYRw

Together, we can and will make Kirkwood safer from wildfires! Thank you for your support!

Kirkwood Firewise Committee

Beth McAllister

Ellen Chang

Anne-Flore Dwyer

Sandy Goldberg

Alec Hogg

Anh Oppenheimer

Agnes Perroud

Posted by: Joan Pilar | 03/04/2022

Update on Kirkwood Community Firewise

Dear HOA Presidents, Liaisons, and Friends,

We are happy to share that the Kirkwood Firewise Committee has completed and submitted our official application to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Firewise USA ® Program!  

Our hope is that Kirkwood Firewise will be recognized by NFPA in 2-3 months so that we can start rolling out an educational and outreach campaign to all of you, our Kirkwood Firewise community members.

Please share this good news with your homeowners and remind them to register for upcoming KMPUD Fire Safety Seminar and watch previous KMPUD Fire Safety Seminars. We encourage everyone to start thinking about defensible space projects for the upcoming summer. Also, please encourage your homeowners to go to the  Kirkwood Firewise website and sign up to receive our updates!  

Together we hope to make Kirkwood ‘FIRE SAFE’. Thank you for your support!

Kirkwood Firewise Committee
Beth McAllister
Ellen Chang
Anne-Flore Dwyer
Sandy Goldberg
Alec Hogg
Anh Oppenheimer
Agnes Perroud

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